If you’ve been thinking about a special gift for your child’s teacher, grandparent, special friend or something for your own tree, then you better get moving! It won’t be long until I won’t be taking more orders for personalised decorations. One of these special decorations goes through lots of processes before it’s ready to ship to you. First it’s rolled, cut and dried for several days, then sanded and refined. Next is to fire in the kiln for 15 hours, with another 8 hours for the kiln to cool. Then it’s 2 coats of glaze before being fired again. Finally, I add your special wording then it’s back into the kiln for a 3rd firing before being wrapped, boxed and posted. Phew, that’s a lot of work!
There are lots of personalised options this year with lots of choices to make. From glaze colour to ribbon colour, decoration shape to bead finish. You can customise your decoration to get just the result you are after. Here are a few of the options:
If you are after a ready to go gift, I’ve got you covered for that too. From ring dishes to fridge magnets, decorations to bowls. Any ready to ship item will be posted the next business day.
I’m pretty excited to release this new family wall hanging. It came about when a customer wanted a gift for a special friends upcoming birthday. The brief was: Something with all of the the family members names on it. We threw some ideas back and forth for awhile before coming up with a heart ornament for each person and to display them as some sort of wall hanging. I did some hunting around and found this perfect bird hanging rack that came in white and black.
Both the customer and myself were so happy with how it all came out. And now it’s available for order. Unfortunately at this stage, it’s only available with a maximum of 5 hearts. If you have 2, 3 or 4 family members the other hearts will have a partial lace imprint and no name. If you add to your family later, just send me back a heart and I’ll add the new family member’s name.
For all the details, check them both out on my Etsy or Madeit shop.
My range of personalised pieces started with a request from a customer to personalise a ring dish as an engagement gift. A white heart with a doily imprint and the newly engaged couples initials engraved into the unfired porcelain. Here is that very first engraved piece which is still one of my most popular designs.
My range of personalised pieces has been steadily growing since then and I now have quite an array to choose from. They are by far the most popular product across my range and I can certainly understand why. When you give a gift that has been customised and has such a unique personal touch, you are giving something that will likely stay with the recipient for many years to come, and in many cases, will be handed down to become a family heirloom. I’m honoured to say my ring dishes have carried many rings down the aisle then go on to be a precious reminder of a very special day.
To see my range of personalised pieces that are made to order, have a browse through my Madeit or Etsy stores. If you have something in mind, I’m more than happy to work with you to bring your idea to life so you can give a gift to be remembered or maybe something to mark a special occasion of your own.
Here are some of the custom made pieces that have come to life after special requests.